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India's Oldest Film Festival - IFFI 2009: The 40th International Film Festival Of India 2009, Panaji, Goa, 11/23 - 12/3 2009

IFFI 2009 Official LogoThe IFFI is the oldest and most respected Film Festival in India. The first IFFI was organized in 1952. There is not a lot of money given out the winners of competitions in various categories (the 2009 posted total award money is a meager $140,000), the real value of the IFFI awards are in the prestige, respect and recognition the awards bring to the winners of this International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF) recognized cinema event.

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009) Review

A one-paragraph review of APKGK.

Sandip Ray's Hitlist (2009) Bengali Movie

Hit List 2009 Poster

WBRi Kolkata Tube - the original Bengali movie blog promoting Bangla film in the USA - exclusive review of forthcoming Sandip Ray bangla movie "Hit List". Watch the promo trailer.



STAR Jalsha - Kuheli - The Truth Is Out There ?

A still from Kuheli (STAR Jalsha) Bengali TV Series

Kuheli is a Bengali TV Horror show series aired on the popular Indian Bangla STAR Jalsha TV Channel at 9:30 PM on Fridays. Each episode is a full-length telefilm (remember the Zee Horror Show ?). A beautiful young lady journalist is paired with a CID Inspector (CID is the Criminal Investigation Department, an Indian government agency roughly parallel to the FBI), and the pair get involved in various kinds of supernatural and extraordinary incidents involving ghosts, spooks, psychic phenonmena and the whole gamut.

Watch live Indian Bengali TV channels and Bangla Movies online.


Vivek Oberoi is the one in Prince It's Showtime (2010) Upcoming Hindi Movie - Stills and Theatrical Trailer Release

Prince It's Showtime posterBy all accounts, this is going to be one slick Hollywood-style production, with packaging, special effects and general presentation at par with any movie that is obviously inspired by the Wachowski brothers.

The theatrical preview trailer is fascinating to watch. You almost ask the question ... and then you get the answer to the question "What would have happened if Jason Bourne andNeo were rolled into one character ?"

Bengali TV Actress MANALI DEY - Mouri of STAR TV's Bou Kotha Kao moves on to Bengali Sci-Fi thriller RAJDROHI

bou kotha kao star jalsha still
Still from Bou Kotha Kao (c) STAR Group Ltd.

Those who follow the STAR Jalsha TV Serial "Bou Katha Kao" are familiar with the character of "Mouri". This role is played by actress Manali Dey, who will break into the world of Tollywood cinema with her first role in a full length bengali feature film in the upcoming Bangla Sci-Fi thriller Rajodrohi.

Ishqiya (2010)

Vidya balanTwo buddies played by Nasiruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi are living their life their own, albeit unscruplous, way, driving around in a car with a little naked woman dangling under the rear view, dancing around with bottles of beer and guns in their hand. In a land where you live by the gun and die by the gun, the two buddies commit a heist, and run from the law into the shelter of a beautiful young widows house, and into more danger.

Nilratan Kanjilal - Bengali Folk and Baul Songs

Nilratan Kanjilal - Bengali Baul Songs SingerA pretty village in the district of Faridpur in the undivided Bengal (Now in Bangladesh), NILRATAN KANJILAL was born there on 1st March 1944. He is the eldest son of Late Satish Chandra and Kaushalya who both were in born folk singer. They both used to sing village songs in almost all of their daily sphere of working life. Thus Sri Kanjilal got an inherited sense of music. His grand mother could present mythological stories in an impressive manner through instantly creation lyrics. The grand mother thus made an influence directly to her grand son since childhood towards music.

Listen to Nilratan Kanjilal's Bengali classic folk songs online.

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David Lynch to shoot film about Transcendental Meditation guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India

Oscar nominated David Lynch (Mulholland Dr.) will make a film about Transcendental Meditation (TM) guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, according to reports.

He will reportedly visit India next month in this connection. This documentary film about the life and teachings/knowledge of Maharishi will involve interviews with people, including a 97-year man associated with Maharishi, reports suggest.

Comedy Circus Teen Ka Tadka - Sony TV Show

Teen Ka Tadka Comedy Circus Sony TV Indian Hindi Show

3 Ka Tadka is a popular reality comedy TV program aired on Sony Entertainment TV Channel in India on Saturdays at 10 PM Indian time.

Watch Indian TV Hindi Programs online live broadcast 24x7 direct from India.

Suman Ghosh's DWANDO (2009) - Special Screening in Washington DC

Global Performing Arts presents

A Boutique Film

Dwando (The Conflict)

Bengali, 2009

Sunday Nov 15, 2009
8:00 PM
Avalon Theater
5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC


Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010) - Abhishek Bachchan as freedom fighter Masterda Surya Sen

Abhishek BachchanOn a day that is a landmark in India's struggle for Independence, Freedom Fighter Surya Sen with his comrades-in-arms Ganesh Ghosh, Lokenath Baul, Nirmal Sen, Ambika Chakrobarty, Naresh Roy, Sasanka Datta, Ardhendu Dastidar, Harigopal Baul, Tarakeswar Dastidar, Ananta Singh, Jiban Ghoshal, Anand Gupta, Pritilata Waddedar, Kalpana Dutta and many others, and a boy barely into his teens named Subodh Roy, took control of two armouries in Chittagong, raised the Indian National Flag, and declared independence under a Provisional Revolutionary Government operating under the Indian Republican Army.

Morshedul Islam's Priyotomeshu (2009) - The First Digital Film in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi Actress Afsana MimiThe Bangladeshi movie Priyotomeshu is directed by Morshedul Islam and the star cast includes Afsana Mimi, Sohana Saba, Tauquir Ahmed, Arman Parvez Murad, Gazi Rakayet, Humayun Faridi, Dity, Dr Enamul Haque, Mamunur Rashid, Masud Ali Khan, Dilara Zaman and others.

Watch Bangladesh movie trailers.


Ang Lee to proceed with movie "Life of Pi" - a survival story of an Indian shipwrecked boy

Cover of "Life Of Pi: A Novel"Oscar winner Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) has made up his mind to go ahead with directing Yann Martel’s fantasy bestseller “Life of Pi” about a boy from Pondicherry (India) who survives 227 days after shipwreck, according to reports.

Raaz Pichchle Janam Ka - NDTV Imagine TV Show

Raaz - Pichle Janam Ka - Poster

Popular Bhojpuri and occassional Bollywood Movie Hero Ravi Kishan will host the NDTV Imagine Reality TV Show "Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka". You can watch live NDTV Imagine TV Channel broadcast from India online on your PC. Find out how.

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